New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Leonard Ciohen's last studio album (2016)
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New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby danslenoir » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:01 pm

Leonard Cohen's Facebook page status update:

At the age of 82 Leonard Cohen is releasing an album of haunting new songs, which the lucky few who have heard it, deem “a masterpiece” and “classic Cohen”. The album is called YOU WANT IT DARKER and arrives in stores this Fall.


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Hurrah!
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby FOXWOOD » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:13 pm

A good title !
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby HugoD » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:17 pm

Nice :D
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Frances Clynes » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:26 pm

I definitely want it darker - there is nothing on Earth like Leonard being dark
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Karren B » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:27 pm

Something to look forward to.

Some of the song titles sound interesting...
You Want It Darker:

01 You Want It Darker
02 Treaty
03 On the Level
04 Leaving the Table
05 If I Didn’t Have Your Love
06 Traveling Light
07 It Seemed the Better Way
08 Steer Your Way
09 String Reprise/ Treaty

Can't wait! ...
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby table top joe » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:40 pm

Can't believe all the activity of the last 8 years, over the moon with this news, we're spoiled
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby jerry » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:58 pm

The cover is similar to Songs From A Room.
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Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:02 pm

Very good to have news - especially this.
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Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:04 pm

jerry wrote:The cover is similar to Songs From A Room.
Yes , sort of . I notice he has a cigarette in his hand , but hope he hasn't started smoking again.
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Postby Lungtas » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:06 pm

OH WOW !!!
GREAT NEWS :-)))))))))))
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Postby John Etherington » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:42 pm

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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby John Etherington » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:45 pm

When I heard the title, I heard the title I had an ominous feeling that it might be Leonard's "Blackstar", but I see that "You Want it Darker" is the name of the opening track.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby B4real » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:45 pm

Seems all you have to do around here is ask and you will receive :D Jarkko's new "P" word and has come to fruition quicker than I thought!

Interesting that the new album was produced by Adam.
And I’ll bet that Alex plays his violin on it especially taking note of the last song.
I reckon those lucky ones in Amsterdam will get to hear the album - good for them!

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LEONARD COHEN “YOU WANT IT DARKER,” NEW ALBUM COMING THIS FALL

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Leonard Cohen, acclaimed composer of “Hallelujah,” at the age of 82, is releasing an album of haunting new songs, which the lucky few who have heard it, deem “a masterpiece” and “classic Cohen.” The album is called YOU WANT IT DARKER and arrives in stores this Fall. As Leonard’s record company for over five decades, Sony Music is proud to be associated with this remarkable achievement.

LEONARD COHEN
YOU WANT IT DARKER
Produced by Adam Cohen

1. “You Want It Darker”
2. “Treaty”
3. “On the Level”
4. “Leaving the Table”
5. “If I Didn’t Have Your Love”
6. “Traveling Light”
7. “It Seemed the Better Way”
8. “Steer Your Way”
9. String Reprise/ Treaty

This great artist continues to astonish us. Uncompromising and urgent, YOU WANT IT DARKER is the latest chapter in Leonard’s significant contribution to contemporary music and thought. These startling songs have been beautifully realized in this, his 14th and most compelling studio album, produced by his son, Adam Cohen.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:06 pm

Still more P atience needed.
First for details of the release date .
Then for the release date to arrive.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby jerry » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:20 pm

I hope Fall as in September and not November.
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